Carr, Holly

Holly Carr has gained national acclaim for her unique style of silk painting. She has participated in numerous group and solo shows and continues to exhibit nationally. Holly has designed for theatre productions and large scale public installations. Her most ambitious installation to date was the "Terrarium", a 60' x 20' hand painted structure installed at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. Her work has been widely used in advertising and illustration, including her first children's book "What is Pink".

 

In recent years Holly has branched out into performance art, where she paints large works live on stage. She has worked with numerous musicians and performers including a cross Canada tour with Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Café, as well as performances with world renowned violinist Min Lee in Singapore and the National Art Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Holly recently had successful performances with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and her own show with Symphony Nova Scotia where she painted an 8 x 32-foot painting live with the orchestra. She is looking forward to upcoming performances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Holly graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a BFA and a BA. Ed. Holly's work can be found in numerous private and public collections.